The Sad Reason Prince Harry Cut People Out of His Life When He Was Dating Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live a fairytale existence that all started with a blind date, strangely enough. When Markle and Harry clicked romantically, they were destined to have their royal wedding and charmed life. Reportedly, anyone who wasn’t a Markle fan along the way was cut from Prince Harry’s circle.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hit it off immediately

Prince Harry and Markle famously met through a mutual friend who set them up on a blind date in 2016. They had an immediate connection, Markle explained in an interview with the BBC after they were engaged.

She shared: “We met for a drink and then I think very quickly into that we said, ‘Well what are we doing tomorrow? We should meet again.’”

He was worried about her safety

Their relationship blossomed from there, but once the public and media caught wind of them dating, Prince Harry had to step in to stop the attacks on his new girlfriend, issuing a statement on the matter.

The statement explained that Markle “has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public — the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments. Some of it has been hidden from the public — the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life.”

It continued, noting: “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his.”

The purpose of the statement, he explained, was to get the media to “pause and reflect before any further damage is done.”

Prince Harry cut those who didn’t support the relationship

Anyone in Prince Harry’s circle who was not accepting or welcoming of Markle were reportedly cut from his life.

Entertainment reporter Ashley Pearson shared in the Amazon Prime documentary, Harry and Meghan: When Two Became Three that Harry’s friends and brother were concerned about his relationship with Markle moving too fast. There were also worries that she was “unfamiliar with the royal demands and perhaps the royal system.”

Pearson continued: “Harry did not react well to that — by all accounts and all reports, he was furious with anyone who dared question Meghan or her suitability, or whether or not Harry was in fact sure. Harry has cut people out of his life based on the fact that they were not welcoming or accepting of Meghan.”

Pearson further shared that Prince Harry “has been faultlessly loyal to Meghan from the beginning,” in part due to the tragic death of Princess Diana. She shared that he “saw the way his mother was treated by the press” and wants to ensure that Markle is safe.